ND woman hopes to set record organ donor sign-up

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman hopes to set a Guinness world record for signing up organ donors.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1fLUYy6 ) that Monica Kersting of West Fargo is leading the “Give to Live” drive to sign up more than 4,135 people as organ donors in North Dakota in eight hours.

She and her husband, Loren, also founded Alexa’s Hope, an organization dedicated to ending the need for waiting lists for organ transplants. They say a mass organ donor sign-up on Nov. 23 in Fargo will help that effort.

Alexa’s Hope is named after the Kersting’s daughter, Alexa, who died in 2004 at the age of 14 while awaiting a double-lung transplant.

___

Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus